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  • Location: Alberton SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    Board Members are expected to attend a monthly meeting of approximately three hours and to read meeting papers in advance. Members are also asked to volunteer for events and fundraising on an as-needed basis. Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role be a maximum of 15-16 hours per week.

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    - Good understanding of not-for-profit governance.
    - Passion for helping older members of the community, people of culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and people with disabilities.
    - Eagerness to participate at every meeting and willing to prepare ahead for meetings.
    - Good communications skills.
    - The ability to collaborate effectively with others to achieve outcomes.
    - Strong desire for stewardship to others.
    - Expertise in one or more of the following: strategic planning and implementation; revenue generation, budgeting and financial management; marketing and sponsorship; lobbying expertise; fundraising; legal expertise.

    Board members have a duty to:
    - Act in good faith and for proper purposes
    - Act with reasonable care, skill and diligence
    - Not to dishonestly use position or information
    - Avoid conflicts of interest

    Please Note:
    * During the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the Sate or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
    * As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
    * Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Oversees board meetings to achieve positive outcomes
  • Ensures that the Board always stays within its governance requirements
  • Co-ordinates the Board to ensure responsibilities for particular aspects of management (e.g. personnel matters, financial control etc) are met and specialist expertise is employed as required
  • Ensures meetings and processes are conducted fairly and objectively
  • Assists Service Manager in preparing agenda for Board meetings
  • Works in partnership with the Services Manager to make sure Board resolutions are carried out
  • Assists Services Manager in conducting new board member orientation
  • Coordinates Services Manager’s annual performance evaluation
  • Works with the governance committee to recruit new Board members
  • Acts as an alternate spokesperson for the organisation
  • Periodically consults with board members on their roles and helps them assess their responsibilities
  • To liaise with the Services Manager, as appropriate, to keep an overview of MACASA’s affairs